Sesame Street
Zoe is upset with Frazzle
Air date December 25, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors U, 13
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gina welcomes the viewer to daycare, where the kids (including Zoe, Lexine and Frazzle) are napping. She wakes them up with a rendition of "Wake Up." When they're all awake, Gina announces it's time to draw.
Cartoon In Chardin's classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 3311)
Muppets Cookie Monster does something unexpected by not eating a plate of cookies. Once the audience understands surprise, he then reverts to form and eats the cookies.
(First: Episode 3528)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Iguana
(First: Episode 2938)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Katie.
(First: Episode 2760)

SCENE 2 Gina demonstrates how to draw a letter U and asks the kids to do the same. Frazzle seems to get frustrated with the task and tosses his crayon away, landing in the fish tank. Zoe assumes he'll get in trouble and he hides under his blanket. Gina explains he's never used a crayon before and was confused by it. Zoe worries about what could've happened to the fish.
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Celebrity Melissa Etheridge sings "Like the Way U Does."
(First: Episode 3529)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Song "You Can Get Right Up": a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2067)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(First: Episode 2030)

SCENE 3 Gina coaxes Frazzle out from his blanket and helps him draw a letter U. Everyone starts drawing their own, but Frazzle has trouble doing it. He knocks over his easel in frustration, which knocks over Zoe's as well. Zoe gets upset again as Frazzle hides under his blanket. They rationalize that he hasn't used an easel before and just didn't know his own strength.
Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(First: Episode 3398)
Cartoon Mary Shaboom reluctantly moves to a new house, and muses about the consequences.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2959)
Muppets "I Could Have Counted All Night"
(First: Episode 3228)
Film A judo class does 20 jumping jacks.
(First: Episode 3434)
SCENE 4 Everyone tries to calm down Frazzle, but Zoe thinks he should just stay under the blanket because of all the trouble he's caused. Eventually, he comes back out and Gina helps him make more Us. Zoe tries to get Gina's attention, but when she can't, she knocks over her own easel and storms off.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)
Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
Muppets Director Kermit is making a western film with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful Jones is supposed to enter through the saloon doors and shout, "Everybody, freeze!" Of course, he forgets this, and instead enters under, around, and over the door. He gets the line right for the first three takes, but when he finally goes through the door: "Everybody ... frolic!" (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1922)
Film Fay Ray dresses up as a "green elephant", a moose, and "Kermit the dog."
(First: Episode 2864)
Cartoon The number 13 is seen as a birdhouse, in a tree, and in the sky.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3276)
Film Milo Counting #13
Cartoon A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)

Muppets / Celebrity Diane "Deedles" Schuur and Elmo sing "From Your Head," as clips from the Sally Cruikshank cartoon are shown.
Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
Film A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(First: Episode 2951)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle's three nephews show him how a round is sung.
(First: Episode 2506)
Film The letter U dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3529)
Muppets The Beetles are "Thinking of U."
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."
Artist: Fred Garbers
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0511)

SCENE 5 Zoe angrily sits under her blanket and refuses to come out, thinking Gina and the others like Frazzle more than her. They assure her they're all still her friends and offer to have her draw a U for them. Gina hears the closing theme and has the kids draw today's sponsors. Zoe and Frazzle make up.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear decides to spend the rest of his life drawing.

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